How to Draw Animal Portraits for Beginners - Drawing Pets Step-by-Step | Ethan Nguyen | Skillshare

How to Draw Animal Portraits for Beginners - Realistic Sketching & Shading Basics

Ethan Nguyen, Professional Artist and Instructor

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31 Lessons (4h 15m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:23
    • 2. Materials

      9:53
    • 3. The 5 Elements of Shading

      5:29
    • 4. Gradual Blending

      4:46
    • 5. Shading A Cylinder Part 1

      12:07
    • 6. Shading A Cylinder Part 2

      11:16
    • 7. The Grid Method

      2:24
    • 8. Dog Eye Drawing Step 1

      10:29
    • 9. Dog Eye Drawing Step 2

      15:10
    • 10. Dog Eye Drawing Step 3

      14:58
    • 11. Dog Eye Drawing Step 4

      15:40
    • 12. Dog Eye Drawing Step 5

      15:18
    • 13. Dog Nose Drawing Step 1

      19:18
    • 14. Dog Nose Drawing Step 2

      16:13
    • 15. Dog Nose Drawing Step 3

      6:22
    • 16. Tiger Drawing Step 1

      3:34
    • 17. Tiger Drawing Step 2

      4:47
    • 18. Tiger Drawing Step 3

      7:34
    • 19. Tiger Drawing Step 4

      14:24
    • 20. Tiger Drawing Step 5

      5:55
    • 21. Tiger Drawing Step 6

      5:01
    • 22. Tiger Drawing Step 7

      12:25
    • 23. Tiger Drawing Step 8

      2:36
    • 24. Tiger Drawing Step 9

      3:57
    • 25. Tiger Drawing Step 10

      5:58
    • 26. Tiger Drawing Step 11

      3:24
    • 27. Tiger Drawing Step 12

      7:00
    • 28. Tiger Drawing Step 13

      5:25
    • 29. Tiger Drawing Step 14

      2:33
    • 30. Tiger Drawing Step 15

      6:27
    • 31. Tiger Drawing Step 16

      3:04
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About This Class

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In this course, you'll learn the step-by-step process for how to draw a complete animal portrait. 

This course is divided into 31 separate video lessons. Each lesson covers a different element of the animal portrait drawing in a very step-by-step way so you’ll never be overwhelmed.

We’ll start off by different concepts and techniques of animal drawing to help you fully understand the subject and then we’ll put everything together at the end and draw a complete animal portrait from start to finish.

Along the way, you’ll be given simple step-by-step exercises that will gradually increase your skill level. And by the end of the course, you will have drawn your very own complete animal portrait!

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